||The Petri 35 has been the first model of the Petri's series to be
produced with a telemetrical viewfinder, starting in 1954.
The camera for my collection is equipped with a shutter Carperu MXS
which is offering a maximum speed of 1/300 sec. The lens is an Orikkor
1:2,8 f=45mm which allows to precisely date the making of this camera in
Other variants have been produced with different types of lenses :
| 1954 with lenses f: 2,8 (et 3,5)|
| 1957 with lens f:2 |
| 1958 with lenses f:1,9 (et 2,8) |
This camera was distributed quite widely in US but much was more rare
To be noticed ;
on the top of the camera is an exposure table (usable from 9:00 am to
3:00pm) made for a sensibility of 50 ASA and allowing to determine the
correct aperture and speed according to the context (sport, brightly
sunshine, hazy sunshine, interior photography...)
The company Kuribayashi Camera Works Co.
was founded in 1907. In 1962, it changes its name to become the Company
Petri. Finally, it went into
liquidation in 1977.
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